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Our team at Hibbeler & Associates holds to a driving belief that everyone is innocent until proven guilty, and we’re here to make sure you are treated fairly during your criminal case. We understand that accusations of sexual assault are very serious and merit the attention of law enforcement—but we also know that not all such accusations are based in reality.

Given the severe consequences for sexual violence in Tennessee, it is imperative that you protect yourself and take measures to ensure you are not penalized for a crime you did not commit or given consequences that are harsher than necessary.

Start by calling (931) 563-9057 or contacting us online to schedule your first consultation with one of our sexual assault defense attorneys.

Sexual Assault Crimes in Tennessee

The State of Tennessee has harsh penalties for those found guilty of rape and other forms of sexual violence or assault. Tennessee Code Title 39, Chp. 13, Pt. 5 names the following unacceptable, illegal sexual offenses:

  • Rape—This is defined as unwanted sexual penetration performed without the willing consent of the victim and is legally divided into the following crimes:
  • Aggravated rape (Sexual penetration committed with violent force, through coercion, involving a weapon, inflicting physical or mental injuries, or with a person who the perpetrator knows to be too young, disabled, or mentally incapacitated to provide consent)
  • Rape of a child (Sexual penetration of a person age 4-12)
  • Aggravated rape of a child (Rape of a child age 3 or younger)
  • Statutory rape (Sexual penetration of a minor age 13-14 by someone no less than 4 years older or a 15-17 year old child by someone no less than 5 years older)
  • Mitigated statutory rape (Sexual penetration of a minor age 15-17 by someone no less than 4 years older)
  • Aggravated statutory rape (Sexual penetration of a minor age 13-17 by someone 10+ years older)
  • Statutory rape by authority (Sexual penetration of a child age 13-17 by a trusted professional, guardian, family member, or other supervisor no less than 4 years older, who uses their authority to coerce the child into sexual acts)
  • Sexual assault—This is defined as unwanted sexual contact committed by coercion or force or without the victim’s willing consent. It can fall into either of the following categories:
    • Aggravated sexual battery (Unwanted sexual contact accompanied by use of a weapon, physical or mental injury, or coercive force, or unwanted sexual contact with someone 13 years old or younger)
    • Sexual battery by authority (Unwanted sexual contact with a child age 13-17 by a trusted professional, guardian, family member, or other supervisor who uses their authority to coerce the child into sexual acts)

Penalties for Sexual Assault in Tennessee

If found guilty of any of the above sex crimes, you will most likely be put on a national sex offender registry. You could also be subject to any of the following penalties:

  • Class A felony (Maximum 60 years in prison, fines of $50,000)
  • Class B felony (Maximum 30 years in prison, fines of $25,000)
  • Class C felony (Maximum 15 years in prison, fines of $10,000)
  • Class D felony (Maximum 12 years in prison, fines of $5,000)
  • Class E felony (Maximum 6 years in prison, fines of $3,000)

Get help immediately and start protecting yourself today. Call (931) 563-9057 to speak with our Clarksville criminal defense attorneys now.

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